Eco-Friendly

Environmentally friendly, environment-friendly, eco-friendly, nature-friendly, and green are terms referring to goods and habitats, services, laws, guidelines and policies that inflict reduced, minimal, or no harm upon ecosystems or the environment

How to Get Ready for the Global EcoVillage Movement

Posted by on September 29, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
How to Get Ready for the Global EcoVillage Movement

An ecovillage is an intentional community committed to becoming more sustainable. In practice, this means that the resource inputs for the necessities of living come from local sources and are by and are by and large derived directly from nature in a way that allows nature to perpetually replenish itself and continually supply the needed materials. Ecovillages are also designed using whole systems design principles, to maximize overall quality of life for humans.

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Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment: Fukushima Fuel Pool at Unit 4. “This is an Issue of Human Survival.”

Posted by on September 20, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Environmental Hazards with 2 Comments
Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment: Fukushima Fuel Pool at Unit 4. “This is an Issue of Human Survival.”

The world community must now take charge at Fukushima. We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Scientists Use ‘Wired Microbes’ to Generate Electricity from Sewage

Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Scientists Use ‘Wired Microbes’ to Generate Electricity from Sewage

Engineers at Stanford University have devised a new way to generate electricity from sewage using naturally-occurring “wired microbes” as mini power plants, producing electricity as they digest plant and animal waste.

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The Importance Of Water Recycling

Posted by on August 25, 2013 in Eco-Friendly with 1 Comment
The Importance Of Water Recycling

Water recycling is now made a necessity, where there are plans to double the recycling rate within WA, to the extent to even use treated sewage to use in parks and gardens. And quoted from ERA chairman Lyndon Rowe, “Inevitably, I think we’re going to have to recycle more water”.

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Is Free Energy Slowly Being Unveiled?

Posted by on August 19, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech, Technology with 8 Comments
Is Free Energy Slowly Being Unveiled?

Perhaps the world is now prepared for free energy technology as small applications using Tesla’s discoveries are finally being revealed to the public.

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Silver Lining? Greenhouse Gas Could Be Vast, Untapped Source Of Energy

Posted by on July 24, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Silver Lining? Greenhouse Gas Could Be Vast, Untapped Source Of Energy

The greenhouse gas carbon dioxide emitted from power plants and other industrial activities around the world is a vast source of untapped energy, according to new research that describes a proof-of-concept technique to harvest it.

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The Price of Ecosystem Services and Well Being in The United States

Posted by on July 23, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Policies with 1 Comment
The Price of Ecosystem Services and Well Being in The United States

After years of woolly talk about sustainability, things are about to get very specific. Instead of just aiming for vague ‘eco-friendliness’, all the goods, and all the bads, related to the environment, and society, are to be quantified, and given a price.

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Solar-Powered Plane Breaks World Record for Distance

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar-Powered Plane Breaks World Record for Distance

Solar Impulse pilot André Borschberg completed a record-setting flight in the wee hours this morning after flying more than 950 miles on solar power alone, even if he was, strictly speaking, going backward for part of the trip.

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Los Angeles Looks to Implement Rooftop Garden Program

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Eco-Friendly with 1 Comment
Los Angeles Looks to Implement Rooftop Garden Program

It would offer land use incentives to developers who build rooftop gardens, green spaces or install environmentally friendly technology on top of their buildings.

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Australian Scientists Print Flexible Solar Panels

Written by on May 19, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 4 Comments
Australian Scientists Print Flexible Solar Panels

World-leading scientists at the CSIRO said the A3-sized panels, which are created by laying a liquid photovoltaic ink onto thin, flexible plastic could soon mean everyone has the ability to print their own solar panels at home…

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Claim: Universal Access to Modern Energy Possible by 2030 with Annual Investment of $65-86B

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Claim: Universal Access to Modern Energy Possible by 2030 with Annual Investment of $65-86B

Researchers estimate a cost for universal access to energy

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New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Power the Grid

Written by on April 28, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 3 Comments
New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Power the Grid

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.

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This Magical Electricity-Creating Fabric Will Soon Be Everywhere

Posted by on April 25, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
This Magical Electricity-Creating Fabric Will Soon Be Everywhere

A research group at Wake Forest University developed a flexible fabric that makes electricity from heat or movement. It could revolutionize cheap, renewable energy.

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Gut Microbe Makes Diesel Biofuel

Written by on April 23, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Science with 0 Comments
Gut Microbe Makes Diesel Biofuel

Welding bits and pieces from various microbes and the camphor tree into the genetic code of Escherichia coli has allowed scientists to convince the stomach bug to produce hydrocarbons indistinguishable from those burned in trucks.

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Scientists Discover New Methane Collecting Material

Written by on April 19, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Science with 0 Comments
Scientists Discover New Methane Collecting Material

While carbon dioxide, the most abundant greenhouse gas, can be captured using a variety of techniques, methane capture has proved elusive. Now, scientists have discovered a new material that can capture and concentrate methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

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